Elanie is a farmer from Aloran. She is married and has a big heart for her farming activities. She focuses on growing corn, which primarily supports the income for her family. Recently, she applied for a loan to pay for seedbed and land preparation. Elanie is hopeful to have a good harvest this season so she can save more and start the renovation of her family's house.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.
In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.